Benzodiazepines and Other Targeted Substances Regulations
Marginal note:Activities without a prescription
55 (1) A pharmacist may sell, provide, send, deliver or transport a targeted substance without a prescription to any of the following persons on receipt of an order from that person that specifies the name and quantity of the targeted substance:
(a) if the order is written, a licensed dealer who
(i) sold or provided the targeted substance, or
(ii) is licensed to destroy targeted substances, other than those that the licensed dealer produced, made, assembled, sold or provided;
(b) subject to subsection (2),
(i) a practitioner,
(ii) another pharmacist, if the other pharmacist states that the targeted substance is required because of a delay or shortfall in an order for the targeted substance placed with a licensed dealer, or
(iii) a hospital, if the order is placed by a pharmacist practising in the hospital or by a practitioner who is authorized to order the targeted substance on behalf of the hospital;
(c) the Minister, if the order is a written order signed on the Minister’s behalf; or
(d) a person to whom an exemption with respect to the targeted substance has been granted under section 56 of the Act, if the order is a written order and is accompanied by a copy of the exemption.
Marginal note:Verbal orders
(2) In the circumstances set out in subparagraphs (1)(b)(i) to (iii), if the order is verbal, the pharmacist must record the following information:
(a) the name and address of the pharmacist or practitioner placing the order;
(b) if the order was placed on behalf of an establishment, the name and address of the establishment;
(c) the date of the order;
(d) the specified name or the brand name of the targeted substance ordered, as specified in the order;
(e) the quantity and, if applicable, the strength per unit of the targeted substance; and
(f) the name of the recording pharmacist.
(3) A pharmacist who sells, provides, sends, delivers or transports a targeted substance without a prescription must keep a record of the following information:
(a) the brand name of the targeted substance or, if the targeted substance does not have a brand name, the specified name;
(b) the quantity and strength per unit of the targeted substance;
(c) the name and address of the person referred to in subsection (1) to whom the targeted substance was sold, provided, sent, delivered or transported; and
(d) the date of the transaction.
(4) The pharmacist must keep the written order or, if the order is verbal, must create a hard copy of the order.
- SOR/2010-223, s. 25
- SOR/2019-170, s. 6(F)
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